Sep 9, 2011 12:52pm PDT
a few cards here. that would be bonnie, janney and leon. any of you three people here? come on up to the podium if i called those names. each of you has two minutes. >> no, i just want to ask why my niece is being sent to a school that is far away from where she lives. she lives on the northwest area and she was sent to the southeast and she has been refusing to go to school. so she miss a whole week of school that weekend when i visit her she cried to me in the restaurant and told me that she feels depressed and she has been crying and from that i found out the reason why. so i don't know what is going on. you know, when this program started and what the reasons are. and whether these programs are experimental or evident to show that the way are you doing are going to improve my niece's education. and also i would like to ask if you would share with me whether you have any cure of going to elementary school, middle school, high school, where you live, and where your children are going. maybe other city workers are here to -- that's all. vice president yee: thank you. >> hi. my name'
Sep 9, 2011 5:00pm EDT
true. chia bunny rodriguez -- to bonnie rodriquez. doctors said it was unlikely he would hold onto what was most important, his life. at 7 years old, he was diagnosed with severe a plastic anemia, a disease in which bone marrow fails to produce a enough red blood cells. >> we were like, we wish it were cancer instead because it was more well known, more recognizable. >> they could not find a match for a bone marrow transplant so he went to london for alternative treatments. >> the lady said it would not hurt him. i guess i was just so desperate. i said i have to do this. >> doctors still do not know how or why but the treatment worked. >> we know that once upon a time that was not a possibility. so yeah it is incredible. >> now geobotany is not only a senior in high school. -- g. of their -- giovanni is not only senior in high school, but he is the starter on the football field. >> wonderful endin [ male announcer ] humble beginnings are true beginnings. they are the purest way to gauge success. maybe the only way to gauge success. but the most powerful thing about humble beginning